Our teacher Dr. Wang gave us a writing assignment for this week on the topic, "Friends and classmates." Maybe a lot of people think it is an easy one, but it reminds me of many times when I treated my friends badly.
This morning Dr. Wang explained to us the meaning of the saying, "Without conflict, there cannot be good friendship." Conflict between friends may not be good, but if we have the courage to investigate and examine ourselves, we will be able to understand our own and our friends' characters. Then we will better understand one another. Through selfadjustment, we will develop more harmonious relationships with our friends.
Friends and classmates are different. We can select our friends, but not our classmates. Anyone who is in our class is our classmate. This is not necessarily true for friends. We should select friends who will have a positive influence on us. We should also be a friend who influences others positively. How can we do this? The most important thing is to cultivate ourselves. In order to become a wholesome friend, we must have a good temper, good behavior, and a virtuous character.
We should get along well with our classmates and spend most of our time with good classmates. If we can be good role models for our classmates and conduct ourselves well for our teachers, we'll become a positive influence for our classmates.